Worms

it’s a lot of new friends from all over the US of A
Paul Gailiunas is sitting on me
“Ethan!  Ethan!  Ethan!  Ethan!”
I am a worm that fought
its way through dirt
wet and filled with rocks and PCBs
drawn not to the sun
not to the sun
it’s only freedom I want
freedom under moonlight
freedom in the quietness of my own nights
mary mother of god i will hope you will provide
some light if I stray too far
And Paul is screaming in the dining hall
“Don’t eat the jello”
Til the vessels of his blue eyes popped out red and black
glistening like worms
fresh from the ground


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June 26 2019